New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.Latest News
NAISA events in June co-presented by NXNE
Nataliya Petkova - [x]Tensions
[x]Tensions is a group of two small boxes in Plexiglas with a built-in audio circuit and a mounted steel needle. Once the circuit is activated, this same needle can be applied on all surrounding surfaces in order to « read » and amplify their sound characteristics, performing a territorial sound reading. Nataliya Petkova is born in Bulgaria. She holds a bachelor degree from École de Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France, as well as a master degree in visual arts from University Laval, Canada. She has had the opportunity to present hew work in France, Canada, Bulgaria, Hungary and the United States.
Instant Places - Elastic Planets
ELASTIC PLANETS is an audiovisual machine that generates infinitely varied digital paintings in concert with a multichannel soundscape. Layers of morphing spheroid colour fields spawn halos of afterimage traces, as the audio score composes itself from colliding harmonics that mesh into a saturating sound field. Instant Places is Ian Birse & Laura Kavanaugh Through the 1990's Ian Birse made performances for altered guitars, spoken words, and analog video. He has been making tools for virtual visual sonics since the turn of the century. Laura Kavanaugh is an improvisor who works between music, noise, light, and the shapes of things. She was active in interdisciplinary circles in Edmonton and Calgary, making performance works for samplers, overhead projectors, piano and voice, before taking Instant Places on the road with Ian for five years.
Instant Places - Elastic Planets Live
This performance takes place inside the Elastic Planets multichannel sound field and deals with similar source materials and processes. The difference is that in the performance decisions about event types and timings are made by us, in the installation these decisions are made by the generating machine. Instant Places is Ian Birse & Laura Kavanaugh Through the 1990's Ian Birse made performances for altered guitars, spoken words, and analog video. He has been making tools for virtual visual sonics since the turn of the century. Laura Kavanaugh is an improvisor who works between music, noise, light, and the shapes of things. She was active in interdisciplinary circles in Edmonton and Calgary, making performance works for samplers, overhead projectors, piano and voice, before taking Instant Places on the road with Ian for five years.
Darren Copeland - Trinity Square Underwater Soundwalk
Listeners will be led on a soundwalk around Trinity Square Park. During the walk the sonic architecture of the park will be animated by narrow high frequency beams. The beams will project underwater sounds such as clicking noises from fish and will create the auditory impression that the fish are moving along the ground or across the walls of buildings and other structures. Darren Copeland is a Canadian sound artist and is the Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art. Copeland's sound art work explores the everyday soundscape and spatial listening. Recently, he has just returned from two performances in Belgium using the Audio Spotlight directional loudspeaker, which will be featured in this performance.
Youth Sound Art Camp Workshop
This sound art camp is for youth aged 12-17 to create art entirely with Sound, Radio, Electronics, and/or Performance through exploration according to their own individual interest - through building a NAISAtron, a micro-transmitter, or working with basic recording and editing software. All equipment will be provided by New Adventures in Sound Art and no experience is necessary. Please contact Nadene at email@example.com. Limited spots available. Registration required.
Sound Travels Intensive
The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists, composers and musicians from across Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto, exchange ideas with others, and hone their skills in diverse aspects of sound, media and electroacoustic practice. Five intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's Artscape Wychwood Barns. This year's Intensive features masterclasses by world renowned composers Francis Dhomont and Barry Truax, alongside core workshops in audio production (Darren Copeland), interactive audio & MaxMSP (David Ogborn), and DIY electronics (Ian Jarvis) plus guest lectures. Participants must apply by Friday July 5 at 12 noon Toronto time to be eligible for a limited number of scholarship possibilities that cover the cost of registration.
A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.
“As the convention of radio is questioned and no longer confined to the radio dial, Deep Wireless artists ask, what is the nature of transmission? This May, NAISA celebrates its 12th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival by once again bringing together artists from around the globe to respond to this question within the context of a time when old conventions and technologies are dissolving into multiple streams of creative possibilities."— Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director.
Cellphonia: Toronto SONicGeo by Steve Bull and Scot Gresham-Lancaster
As part of New Music 101 and the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) presents the interactive installation Cellphonia: Toronto SONicGeo by Steve Bull and Scot Gresham-Lancaster. Call 647-694-4607 between April 8 and May 31 in order to contribute to Cellphonia's constantly transforming sound collage, which will be accessible at www.naisa.ca/ and www.cellphonia.org/Toronto.
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